Re: Re: "Immortality" gene revealed

Twink (
Sun, 4 Jan 1998 19:51:38 -0500 (EST)

At 12:48 PM 1/4/98 EST, CurtAdams <> wrote:
>>I don't know about the tortoises, but there are some species that do
>>not age, most notably some fishes and lobsters. They do not age, and
>>just grow slowly larger until an accident or lack of food does them
>>in. I don't have Leonard Hayflick's _How and Why We Age_ here, but he
>>discuss this subject.
>It's my understanding that many of these species (the lobsters in
>particular) have since been shown to age, and the current theory
>holds that every animal ages if it lives long enough. A long
>while back people thought that growth cessation was a necessary
>part of aging and hence animals that keep growing (fish, lobsters)
>didn't age.

Interesting. How is aging then detected in general?

Daniel Ust